Planes | From the Wright Brothers to the Supersonic Jet

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Planes, from the Wright brothers to the supersonic jet.

A fascinating encyclopaedic guide to the history and mechanics of flight, from the birth of flight to today.

How does a plane move through the air? What is turbulence? How do pilots communicate with ground control? How did "flying wings" evolve into the B-2 bomber?

This illustrated book about aviation will answer all these questions and more, and give a great overview of aerodynamics, the mechanics of wing shape and lift, runway design, GPS, how ailerons, propellers and flaps work, record breaking flights across continents and oceans, and where the world's most treacherous runways are located.

Measures 23.7cm wide x 28.7cm high.

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